National News: TPP auto talks resume with 26000 jobs at riskNorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – With as many as 26,000 Canadian auto jobs at risk in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, Unifor is urging Canadian negotiators to stand firm on regional content rules for automotive products, and other auto-related …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand TPP opponents get day in courtRadio New ZealandOpponents of the Trans Pacific Partnership will have their day in court next week, as they fight to have details of New Zealand’s negotiating position made public. Professor Jane Kelsey at her home. Professor Jane Kelsey. Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley. and more »Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP could empower rejected foreign investors in legal challengesStuff.co.nzUnder a Trans Pacific Partnership deal, foreign investors in New Zealand could be able to take international legal action against a government decision such as that which rejected a Chinese company’s bid for Lochinver Station, says an Auckland Law … and more »Continue Reading ...
Open Letter Calls on TPP Negotiators to Stand up for usersScoop.co.nz (press release)We are fighting to reform and push back against these restrictions in the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), especially those that undermine the public’s ability to use, research, remix, or otherwise modify digital content and devices. And one of …Continue Reading ...
TPP partners with China tourism research instituteVoxyTourism training on the West Coast has been given a boost, as Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) announces a new partnership with the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI). TPP’s Lead Innovation Consultant Zane Smith says the partnership is … and more »Continue Reading ...
New Open Letter Calls on TPP Negotiators to Stand up for User SafeguardsEFFWe are fighting to reform and push back against these restrictions in the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), especially those that undermine the public’s ability to use, research, remix, or otherwise modify digital content and devices. And one of …Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review China’s presence in contested waters threatens TPP’s goalsNikkei Asian ReviewSINGAPORE — Japanese and U.S. efforts to strengthen economic and regional security in Asia via the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact may be hampered by China’s military presence in the key South China Sea trade route. About 350 ships pass through …Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review TPP negotiations Japan readies rice quota offers for final tariff talksNikkei Asian ReviewThe U.S., Japan, Canada and Mexico began talks Monday in San Francisco on rules for reduced automotive tariffs. Washington and Tokyo are still at odds with Mexico over the percentage of TPP-produced parts a car would need to qualify for […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP no threat to New Zealand’s sovereigntyStuff.co.nzOPINION: New Zealand’s trade agreements have long included investor-state dispute provisions, writes ExportNZ’s Catherine Beard. New Zealand’s sovereignty is not endangered by the Trans Pacific Partnership. That’s the conclusion of research into …Why China should join the Trans-Pacific PartnershipBrookings Institution (blog)Resolution on TPP ‘inching closer’Radio New ZealandPerrin Beatty: Canada […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Pacific Rim trade agreement would threaten over 26000 Canadian jobs, Unifor warnsThe Globe and MailThere’s growing concern over measures in the TPP that would lower domestic content rules for vehicles and car parts, overriding rules in the NAFTA that have protected Canadian auto jobs for decades. Unifor economist Jim Stanford estimates […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail 26000 Canadian jobs at risk as TPP auto talks resume, Unifor saysCanadianManufacturing.comTORONTO—As Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Japan meet to discuss the automotive-related features of the massive trade agreement, Unifor is calling on the Canadian contingent to “stand firm” on regional content …Sayonara NAFTA: Canada must compromise to […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Why China should join the Trans-Pacific PartnershipBrookings Institution (blog)The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, once it’s finalized (likely later this year), will have big impacts on trade and investment patterns in the Asia-Pacific region. Supply chains will adjust to take advantage of preferential access to TPP …TPP: PM says not enough progress on dairy dealStuff.co.nzEditorial: […]Continue Reading ...
TPP auto talks resume with 26000 jobs at riskCanada NewsWire (press release)TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – With as many as 26,000 Canadian auto jobs at risk in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, Unifor is urging Canadian negotiators to stand firm on regional content rules for automotive products, and other auto-related … and more »Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Resolution on TPP ‘inching closer’Radio New ZealandNegotiators from the 12 countries involved in the TPP talks, including New Zealand, plan to meet in the United States this weekend. Efforts to conclude the talks in Hawaii in late July failed because of a stand-off over domestic content rules for …Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP: PM says not enough progress on dairy dealStuff.co.nzNegotiators are “a long way” from settling a dairy dispute in secret Trans Pacific Partnership talks, Prime Minister John Key says. Trade Ministers are expected to meet in Atlanta at the end of the month to get the stalled deal back on track, ahead of …Key […]Continue Reading ...
iPolitics.ca (subscription) Sayonara NAFTA: Canada must compromise to stay in TPP talksiPolitics.ca (subscription)Factory jobs like these at the Ford Assembly Plant in St. Thomas, Ont. are on the bargaining table this week as the Harper government looks to keep Canada included in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley.TPP auto talks resume with […]Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review Bracing for the TPP North America’s pork exporters step it up in JapanNikkei Asian ReviewA successful resolution to talks on the TPP would eventually see those tariffs lowered or eliminated. While debate over trade liberalization in Japan invariably turns to how severely domestic farmers would be affected, countries exporting pork to Japan […]Continue Reading ...
National Post Perrin Beatty: Canada needs to be a full partner in the Trans-Pacific PartnershipNational PostIs the TPP the first of a new breed of multilateral trade agreements? Hopes were high when Minister of International Trade Ed Fast and his team of negotiators headed to Maui at the end of July for a high-level effort […]Continue Reading ...
The Establishment Post Vietnam To Benefit Most From AEC And TPPThe Establishment PostVietnam will gain the most substantial gross domestic product (GDP) increase in percentage terms of any other economy upon implementation of the Asean Economy Community (AEC) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in almost all scenarios projected by …Continue Reading ...
Japan, US, Canada, Mexico to restart auto TPP talks MondayThe Japan NewsJiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan, the United States, Canada and Mexico will hold working-level talks on Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday, focusing on automobile trade, according to the …Continue Reading ...
Liberals, NDP pounce on Harper over TPP remarks on auto sector in debateTimes ColonistOTTAWA — Stephen Harper was under fire Friday for a debate remark the previous evening in which he predicted the auto sector may not like the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. The Liberal and NDP leaders pounced on the Conservative … and […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Harper’s TPP remarks draw ire of Ontario, union leaderThe Globe and MailThe Conservative Leader made waves Thursday when he signalled that he’s determined to be part of a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement even over the objections of the auto sector. whose members fear it will lead to a flood of foreign parts, […]Continue Reading ...
CTV News TPP could have ‘catastrophic effects’ on Canada’s economy: Unifor presidentCTV NewsThe president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have “catastrophic effects” on the nation’s economy. Unifor president Jerry Dias was responding to comments made by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper at …Trans-Pacific Partnership: Harper says auto industry won’t like it […]Continue Reading ...
Liberals, NDP pounce on Harper over TPPOurWindsor.caOTTAWA — The Liberal and NDP leaders pounced Friday on a debate remark by Stephen Harper that the auto sector may not like the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. Justin Trudeau said Harper needs to be more forthcoming to Canadians … and more »Continue Reading ...
Liberals, NDP pounce on Harper over TPPinsideTORONTO.comTrade lawyer Lawrence Herman, of Herman and Associates, said Harper’s comments are a sign that “Canadian auto and parts manufacturers will certainly be getting less in the TPP than what they got in NAFTA,” the North American Free Trade Agreement.Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Trans-Pacific Partnership: Harper says auto industry won’t like it allCBC.caUnifor and some Canadian auto parts makers are leery about proposed elements of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would allow Japanese companies export cars to North America with substantially less North American content than currently required.What the TPP Means for You and Your FamilyAFL-CIO (blog)County Backs […]Continue Reading ...
What clothing could the TPP X-basket contain?just-style.com (subscription)In the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation, the United States has tabled a market access offer that seeks to protect the most “import sensitive” textile and apparel (T&A) products – also known as the “X-basket”. But what is this likely … and more »Continue Reading ...
Moneycontrol.com India can boost exports by $500 bn by joining TPP: reportMoneycontrol.comThis network includes the plurilateral agreements on international services, environmental goods government procurement now being negotiated in and around and World Trade Organization as well as the TPP and other megaregional arrangements.What China stands to gain by joining US-led trade pact TPPSouth China Morning […]Continue Reading ...
Windsor Star (blog) What the TPP Means for You and Your FamilyAFL-CIO (blog)Australian website GetUp has compiled a list of questions and answers about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and why it could be a really bad deal for workers around the world. Like most people around the world, Australians are not in favor of …County […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) India can boost exports by $500 billion by joining TPP: reportEconomic TimesThis network includes the plurilateral agreements on international services, environmental goods government procurement now being negotiated in and around and World Trade Organization as well as the TPP and other megaregional arrangements.What China stands to gain by joining US-led […]Continue Reading ...
Newstalk ZB Hope report will minimise TPP fearNewstalk ZBExporters are hoping a new report on the ramifications of the TPP will quash fears the trade deal will give foreign companies too much power. Export NZ commissioned economic research agency NZIER to look at “investor-state dispute settlement …TPP risks overstatedScoop.co.nz (press release)Farm Leader Says Thailand Could […]Continue Reading ...
The Need for Regulatory Data Protection in the TPP: Why Australia’s Got it All …IPWatchdog.com, He goes on to claim that because of this Australia does not need to alter their data protection term or other components of their IP system as part of a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) package. Unfortunately Trade Minister Robb’s …Continue Reading ...
Modi comes a-courtin US businesses — Obama predicts GOP problem for TPP …PoliticoOBAMA PREDICTS GOP ROLE IN FUTURE TPP FIGHT: Don’t expect smooth sailing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership when it finally reaches Congress for an up-or-down vote, President Barack Obama warned a room of business leaders on Wednesday.Continue Reading ...
Windsor Star (blog) Farm Leader Says Thailand Could Be Good Fit In TPPWNAXThailand’s Deputy Prime Minster says his country is interested in joining the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal but needs to study the terms and conditions first. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal says having Thailand join the TPP …County council backs motion […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Ministers to reconvene TPP talks in late SeptemberThe Japan TimesA meeting of chief negotiators from the United States, Japan, Canada and nine other member countries involved in the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership talks will begin from Sept. 26, followed by a two-day meeting of ministers from Sept. 30, one of the …TPP Ministerial Talks […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) What China stands to gain by joining US-led trade pact TPPSouth China Morning Post (subscription)China cannot afford to miss out on the Trans-Pacifc Partnership (TPP) and will eventually sign up for the United States-initiated trade and investment pact that currently covers 26 per cent of global trade, according to CLSA […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz John Key addresses flag, TPP at Nelson aquaculture conferenceStuff.co.nzSpeaking at an annual aquaculture conference in Nelson, Key took the opportunity to discuss the flag debate and address misconceptions around the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He made a strong pitch for changing the New Zealand flag, saying that … and more »Continue Reading ...
Windsor Star (blog) County council backs motion on Trans Pacific Partnership and auto industryWindsor Star (blog)Essex County Council has unanimously backed a resolution calling on the federal government to protect Canadian jobs as it negotiates the Trans Pacific Partnership with 11 other nations. The move came after a presentation to council by members of Unifor […]Continue Reading ...
Mintpress News (blog) TPP Ministerial Talks Aimed on Late SeptemberMarketPulse (blog)The United States, Japan and 10 other countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are working on setting the date later this week for the next ministerial talks as some parties see the need for striking a deal ahead of the general elections in …Obama ‘Confident’ […]Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand TPP protest arrest ‘could cost doctor his job’Radio New ZealandEmergency medicine specialist Dr Chris Cresswell organised a protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership last week. Local media reported he jumped on Whanganui MP Chester Borrows’ car, which Deputy Prime Minister Bill English was also travelling in, …Continue Reading ...
TPP risks overstatedScoop.co.nz (press release)“TPP represents around 40% of world GDP – and our businesses need equal access to those huge markets. New Zealand has more to gain from TPP than most countries, because the highest tariffs apply to primary products, which are around two-thirds of our … and more »Continue Reading ...
Newstalk ZB DHB ‘intimidating’ staff into silence over TPP: UnionNewstalk ZBThe union for senior doctors says a District Health Board is trying to intimidate one of its staff into silence. Dr Chris Cresswell publicly aired his views that the trade deal would have a huge impact on the price of medicine. His union boss, Ian […]Continue Reading ...
Mintpress News (blog) Final push for Pacific Rim pact set for end of SeptemberThe Globe and MailA late July effort to complete a deal among TPP partners hit a wall after Canada and Mexico balked at domestic-content rules for vehicle imports agreed to by Washington and Tokyo that could hit the NAFTA partners’ auto sectors […]Continue Reading ...
They put what in my food? TPP and food safety threatsPeople’s WorldST. PAUL, Minn. (PAI and Workday Minnesota) — What does the Minnesota State Fair bring to mind? Food! So, what better place to alert people to the food safety threats posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the latest “free trade” deal the …Continue Reading ...
Mintpress News (blog) Obama ‘Confident’ In Getting TPP Deal Completed In 2015Mintpress News (blog)WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was confident that his administration could get the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) completed until the end of 2015, but would still need to get the agreement through Congress.Final push for Pacific […]Continue Reading ...
Fair Observer The Conundrum Behind the TPP’s Environmental ChapterFair ObserverUS President Barack Obama’s newfound authority to lead the fast-track Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations essentially banned any Tier 3 countries on the trafficking list to partake in it, leading Democratic Senator Bob Menendez to argue that …Continue Reading ...
Sputnik International Obama ‘Confident’ in Getting TPP Deal Completed in 2015Sputnik InternationalWASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was confident that his administration could get the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) completed until the end of 2015, but would still need to get the agreement through Congress.Petition on Trans-Pacific Partnership presentedOtago Daily […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Conservatives rush to resolve TPP auto-parts impasse before electionThe Globe and MailEfforts to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc stretching from Chile to Japan hit a wall in Hawaii this summer after Canada and Mexico balked at import rules for vehicle imports agreed to by Washington and Tokyo that could hit […]Continue Reading ...
The Hill Senators: Handle China Foreign money Manipulation in TPPThe Times (subscription)The lawmakers, led by Republican and Democrat of Ohio, need to see foreign money devaluation addressed as a part of the continued Trans-Pacific Partnership commerce talks, citing current strikes by each Vietnam and South Korea in response to China’s …Senators urge White House to take […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Does Thailand Really Want to Join the TPP?The DiplomatOn Monday, The Bangkok Post reported that Thailand’s deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak had said his country would be interested in joining the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “We are very interested but we must weigh the advantages …Continue Reading ...
Every year, over a thousand 18-35-year-old Canadians travel to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce Job Bank provides an opportunity to connect Australian and New Zealand employers with Canadian working holidaymakers as they embark upon journeys-of-a-lifetime. Many Canadians would go to New Zealand after their working holiday in Australia. These travellers […]
RE: Special Measures for Foreign Nationals Affected by the U.S. Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-31.asp The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has used his authority to issue a public policy, effective immediately, to help people who may be stranded as a result of the U.S. […]
RE: Special Authorization for dual Canadian citizens extended http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-27.asp Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is extending the period of time that eligible dual Canadian citizens can apply for a special authorization. This extension follows consultations with our partners, including airlines. On November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada implemented a system to electronically verify that […]
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